For those of you not familiar with southern colloquialisms “Grinning like a ‘possom eating a briar” refers to the expression that ugly marsupial wears on his face when he is trying to enjoy the sweet fruit of a briar branch whilst simultaneously enduring the prick of its super sharp thorns…used most commonly to convey the sheepish look of an inveterate liar caught peddling his own lies.
Now, I’m not saying Bannon is an ugly marsupial, which would be an insult to the ugliest of their kin, but if I were to do so I could say it without grinning like a ‘possom eating a briar.
In the below vid Bannon is questioned by Showtime’s The Circus guest host Tim Miller, who prods Bannon with a stick like one might approach a angry rattlesnake, and, when he can’t get him to admit his lying, stops the interview with an abrupt “you don’t believe this shit, I’m not doing this anymore.”
The top photo doesn’t really capture Bannon grinning at the smell of his own bullshit as he prevaricates about Kari Lake and then drumpf’s innocence regarding the Capitol riots (!) … you’ll need to watch the vid to appreciate it fully.
Here’s the YouTube version for those who don’t do Twitter:
And here’s the show’s co-creator Mark McKinnon’s tweet featuring Miller administering the beat down, with wry comments:
Love that guy. The clean one.
— TBD 🆓 (@laura_lrnzo) November 14, 2022
Yup. That’s the only way Bannon should be questioned.
Bannon’s grinning tells you he really doesn’t believe what he’s saying.
— Geddy Spicoli (@GuitarBuckeye) November 14, 2022
Money AND power
— Shane (@CmuShane) November 15, 2022
Seems like money and power would gain you a better jacket.
He’s gotta bone to pick with society. Some girl probably hurt his feelings in junior high now society has got to pay 🙄
— DJ Darwin (@djdarwin) November 15, 2022
Every journalist needs to handle a carnival barker like Bannon the same way.
— Jon Niola (@JonNiola) November 14, 2022
This was so good. Tim was like, “We both know this is BS. I am done here.” The best. Isn’t Bannon at least on house arrest? 🎪
— Siobhan Kukolic (@SiobhanKukolic) November 14, 2022
That was great
— nancyaarch (@nancyaarch1) November 14, 2022
I caught that.
— BClark (@bclarksandiego) November 15, 2022
Me three. Tim was masterful.
Masterclass….only one I ever saw that handled him appropriately.
— bruce skop (@bruceskop) November 15, 2022
The smile at the end gives it away. He doesn’t believe what he is saying. Also why is he wearing 3 shirts and 3 pens. pic.twitter.com/6iWaaHEt58
— 🌅 Lori 🐝 Trump LOST🥳 (@LoriSuzanne3) November 15, 2022
The grin in the middle is even more telling.
That was awesome! Absolutely awesome take down of Bannon! Yes!
— j_tilt (@jtilt3) November 15, 2022
Very appropriate than an interview with Steve Bannon is on something called ‘The Circus’
— Sandy KoVaxx (@KovaxxSandy) November 14, 2022
Dude was done 😂🤣 pic.twitter.com/8Knjhr3r7Q
— AT (@adrianwla) November 15, 2022
A lot of folks are also commenting that The Circus should not have interviewed Bannon at all, but I disagree.
As long as the judge in Bannons case allows him to walk around free and make a mockery of Congress and it’s subpoena power, he’s gonna draw interviews, most with jornos just lobbing him softballs.
Nice to see Tim Miller let fly with fastballs high and tight.